Deadline: 31 May 2012
Prize: $300 cash prize. Winner and all finalists will receive a one-volume subscription to CALYX Journal and publication on CALYX’s website. All entrants will receive contest results and U.S. entrants will recieve a complimentary issue of CALYX Journal.
Dates: March 1-May 31, 2012, postmarked
Final Judge: Emily Warn is the author of five collections of poetry, including The Leaf Path (1982), The Novice Insomniac (1996), and Shadow Architect (2008) from Copper Canyon Press. She most recently served as founding editor of poetryfoundation.org. Her essays and poems appear widely, including in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Narrative, BookForum, Parabola, The Writers’ Almanac, The Bloomsbury Review, Tikkun, and Critical Mass.
Please submit up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum). Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. The CALYX editorial collective reads all manuscripts first, then selects 10-20 finalists to send to the final judge.
For postal submissions:
Please send up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum), cover letter with name and contact information, and $15 reading fee (checks payable to CALYX, Inc.).
Send materials to:
Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize
PO Box B
Corvallis, OR 97339
For online submissions:
Please upload three unpublished poems (six pages maximum) in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdx file to our online submission manager. Reading fee ($15 + $1 paypal processing fee) is payable with Visa or Mastercard through our secure online payment portal. Do not include name on poems—submissions will be read blind.
To submit online, please visit: www.calyxpress.org/submissions
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